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More than 3,400 years later, the Greek tales of the Trojan War continue to inspire artists and poets and assert their relevance for modern life. There’s a good reason why Syrian women recently staged productions of Euripides’ The Trojan Women in multiple refugee camps to bring attention to the lasting damage of war. Read more
In a spirit of international cooperation and common sense I think we should promote the idea of just giving the Summer Olympics to Greece. Permanently. By all accounts they made a reasonable fist of it when they last had them and could do so time and time again. It has a nice historical touch … returning them to their birthplace. Read more
It was just before noon on a swampy July morning when Nick Kyrgios came walking through the parking lot of the Evert Tennic Academy in Boca Raton, Fla.,on his way back top practice. He wore black shorts and a black basketball jersey, and his hair straddled the line between a faux-hawk and a fade; a racket bag was slung over his shoulders, and his eyes were fixed on two smart phones, one in each hand. Kyrgios, a 21-year-old Australian of Greek and Malaysian descent — and quite possibly the most gifted tennis player to come along since Roger Federer — was accompanied by an improbable crew: a 13-year-old from Philadelphia named Tauheed Browning and a 14-year-old from Maryland named Langston Williams, two promising juniors.
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The newest member of the Dayton Flyers, 6-foot-9 freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, arrived on campus Tuesday night. Classes start today at the University of Dayton, and Antetokounmpo is expected to be added to the official roster on UD’s website today. Read more
Add Helen Maroulis to the list of history-makers at the Rio Olympics.
The 24-year-old from Rockville upset the woman widely considered to be the greatest female wrestler of all time Thursday to take a gold medal in women’s freestyle in the 53kg weight class.
Maroulis, a first-time Olympian who typically competes in a higher weight class, the non-Olympic 55kg class, took down three-time defending gold medalist Saori Yoshida of Japan, 4-1. Read more
Kechris 2015 Tear of the Pine Assyrtico (Retsina)
This 100% Assyrtiko Retsina shows the versatility of this variety and will challenge the modern wine drinker’s perception of the traditional pour. Intense aromas of lime and lemon mingle with a spin of crushed thyme, honey and vanilla. On the palate, vibrant fruit and a flinty minerality prevail. The wine finishes long and clean. Pair with fatty fish like lobster or fried sardines. Read more
After being inspired by the Hunger Games and his own heritage, a 17-year-old student has published is own novel. Georgio Konstandi, from West Bridgford, has written what he described as a “political futuristic thriller” called NEA-Dawn of an Era. The student was inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy at the age of 15, and decided to base his story around the political issues Greece faces today. Read more